[petsc-dev] nightly build problems because dependencies are not properly listed in tests!

Matthew Knepley knepley at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 09:05:43 CST 2017

On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 9:57 PM, Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

> #       [0]PETSC ERROR: Mesh generation needs external package support.
> #       Please reconfigure with --download-triangle.
> is appearing in a bunch of nightly build errors
> http://ftp.mcs.anl.gov/pub/petsc/nightlylogs/archive/
> 2017/02/26/examples_full_next.log
> Please make sure you list all package dependencies in your test cases
> before pushing a branch to next. Though Jonathan Shewchuk is a god of
> programming this does not mean that triangle is always installed on all
> computers at birth. You waste everybody's time by not handling these basics
> before pushing to next, plus you slow down the process of moving your
> branch to master.

Actually, this is a test system malfunction on win32fe + intel which runs
the wrong executable. Satish knows about this.


>   Barry

What most experimenters take for granted before they begin their
experiments is infinitely more interesting than any results to which their
experiments lead.
-- Norbert Wiener
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